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US Autism & Asperger Association
August 27, 2010

On October 1-3, 2010, the US Autism & Asperger Association launches its fifth annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Over thirty world leading experts will discuss new treatment regimes and effective therapies. After three days, you will leave the conference armed with tools of practical protocols, valuable hope, and new resources for support for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, patient, friend, student, or yourself.

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Speaker Spotlight

Elaine Hall (Coach E)

elaine hallCoach E has been called many things in her multi-faceted and accomplished life including: educator, author, writer, consultant, performer, and professional acting coach for television and film artists. She has written and directed over thirty children's plays. More recently, Elaine has been called “mother” to son Neal, and the media have dubbed her, “The Child Whisperer”, based on the extraordinary and compelling theater arts program she innovated for children like Neal, with autism, The Miracle Project (miracleproject.com), and the awe inspiring results the work has delivered.book now i see the moon

The Miracle Project’s creative and evocative journey from the first meeting of the children and their anxious families, through creative development and ultimately, the performance of “Who Am I: A Time Traveler’s Tale” is profiled in HBO’s award winning feature length documentary entitled, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL. Elaine's new book, "Now I See the Moon," was released in July. ISBN-13: 978-0061743801.

Dr. Stephen Shore, who will be a Keynote at the USAAA conference, reviewed the book and said, "Elaine Hall yanks the reader out of preconceived notions of what having a child with autism means. This book is for anyone wishing to learn about the potential autism has to bring out the best in people—and for developing a deeper appreciation of what true humanity is all about.”

Elaine will be discussing "The Miracle Project" on the "Adjunct Therapies" Panel Workshop and her personnel experiences on the "Bringing it all together, Parent and Practitioner" Panel Workshop on Sunday, October 3, at the USAAA 5th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri. There will be a book signing at the conference. Details will be announced during the conference.

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Amy Davis, MD

amy davisAmy Davis, MD graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine with Honors. She trained at University of Alabama – Birmingham for her residency program. After practicing Internal Medicine privately for 5 years she left the practice due to the needs of her autistic son, Alex. Recognizing the increasing rates of autism and other chronic diseases and the impact of optimizing health through nutrition, biochemical support and detoxification, Dr. Davis opened Crossing Back To Health in the Fall of 2004.

Since opening Crossing Back to Health, Dr. Davis has continued to expand her expertise in a variety of nontraditional approaches including the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Food Allergy identification and treatment, Bioenergetic medicine and Botanical and Homeopathic treatments. She is committed to the continued search for healthy alternatives to the treatment of chronic diseases and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Davis will be discussing cutting edge interventions and treatments on the "Medical/Biomedical Cutting Edge Interventions and Treatments" Panel Workshop on Friday, October 1, at the USAAA 5th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Aaron Likens

aaron likensAaron Likens was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome when he was 20 years old and started writing when he was 22. He is also the author of "Finding Kansas: Decoding the Enigma of Asperger's Syndrome". ISBN-13: 978-1606045602. Plan A for his life was to be "racing cars"—today it is "raising" awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Mark Cameron, PhD, said of Aaron's book. "As a mental health professional who has specialized in the field of autistic-spectrum disorders for nearly twenty years, the only apt comparison I can make of Aaron's writings is the effect of Temple Grandin's first book, 'Emergence'. I believe Aaron's writings have the same potential regarding Asperger's Disorder."book aaron likens

From his writing, he hasn’t just educated people on the autism spectrum, but he’s allowed them to understand how he thinks and, more importantly, how he feels. Aaron serves as a Community Education Specialist for TouchPoint Autism Services in St. Louis. You can visit his website at www.findingkansas.com.

Aaron will be describing his personal experience with Asperger’s Syndrome on the "Self Advocacy - Experiences, Perspectives, and Challenges" Panel Workshop on Saturday, October 2, at the USAAA 5th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri. There will be a book signing at the conference. Details will be announced during the conference.

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James W. Partington, PhD, BCBA

james partingtonDr. Partington the director of Behavior Analysts, Inc., and provides services to children and their families at the STARS Clinic in Walnut Creek, California. He is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst, doctoral level (BCBA-D), and has more than 35 years experience working with children with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Partington's expertise is in language-based intervention with children who are experiencing language delays as a result of autism and other related developmental disorders. Dr. Partington is the co-founder of a school that specialized in language-based instruction for children with autism (STARS School) and has helped several public school systems establish similar classrooms within their own districts. He has been a faculty member of several universities including West Virginia University, University of San Francisco and St. Mary's College.

Dr. Partington is a former President of the Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis and has served as a member of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Partington has received several professional awards including the Public Service Award for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida, presented by the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis. He has co-authored with Dr. Mark L. Sundberg the book, Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. He is the author of The Assessment of Language and Learning Skills-Revised (The ABLLS™-R): An Assessment, Curriculum Guide and Skills Tracking System for Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Partington will be discussing verbal behavior on the "Behavioral/Developmental Approaches" Panel Workshop on Saturday, October 2, at the USAAA 5th Annual Conference at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.

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